Wednesday, January 21, 2015

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden ....

...but I did insinuate that I was going to show you how to incorporate your Hebrew roots with a snowman. This is a stuffed snowman and he'll never make you feel cold.

First I used a compass to draw three circles, in which the diameters in inches measured 8 1/2, 7 and 6, on scrap paper to be used as patterns but you could use any graduated sizes. Then these were pinned onto fabric, in this case chenille, and cut out.

I then made wide stitches around each fabric circle and drew the thread tight, and secured the last stitch, just like making a yo-yo. I then stuffed the openings with as much stuffing as each would take.
Next I hot-glued the three together, the largest being at the bottom and the smallest at the top.

To finish my snowman off, I glued on a carrot nose made from a rolled up piece of felt and beads for eyes and buttons. However, to make my snowman take on a Hebrew persona, I added a black hat, side curls and a tallit.

Now for the big reveal:

This is the only Hebrew snowman I plan on making. Have a blessed week Dear Ones!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Incorporating Symbols Of Faith Into Your Surroundings

Hi everyone! I'm so glad to be back after being absent from this blog. I'm already planning more projects for future posts. The whole idea of starting this blog in the first place wasn't intended to be a look-at-what-I-did-aren't-I-great blog but a way of sharing ideas. I hoped to provide encouragement for readers to surround themselves with objects and material that remind them of the true foundations of their faith.

Having left behind the pagan holidays and embraced the Feast Days of Yahweh, I've found very limited  availability of Hebrew Roots or Feast Day themed items. So, I thought why not make my own and encourage others in the same pursuit. Pinterest is a great website to garner ideas. I find it a challenge to take ideas from there, or anywhere else for that matter, incorporate and combine them into finished projects that are encouraging to me and can also be a witness to visitors.

If you are still involved with the past holidays that most of us were brought up to celebrate, I'm not going to beat you over the head with a Torah scroll. As I learned about the Feast Days, seven in all, I found I was too busy trying to keep up to miss the others. I had left Halloween and Easter behind some time ago in my journey but not Christmas until about 5+ years ago when I started pursuing the Torah. Christmas was a big holiday time for me with all it's trimmings, but I now have seven holidays to celebrate that leave past holidays in the past. I would encourage readers to have fun and decorate and craft to your heart's content. Personally, I think our Abba delights when His children operate in the giftings He has placed in us.

Now that I've said my peace, I'll share two new items that I'm adding to my decor. If you check out the craft supplies list tab on the top of this page, you'll find a source for the stencils I used for this project.

A 6 inch square canvas stenciled with acrylic paint and a small pillow, stenciled,trimmed and sewn, stuffed with homemade potpourri. It smells great and I think I'll leave it on my desk to enjoy.

I combined the menorah picture on a  wall with a past project, a reminder to pray .

Wait until you see my next post. How can you combine Hebrew roots with snowmen? You'll see.